I happened to be “debating” a liberal at the gym the other day and the topic of voter ID came up. This crackpot believes that requiring voter ID is somehow “suppressing the vote” (his words).
When I asked whether the TSA is suppressing airline passengers, or the liquor stores are suppressing whiskey sales, or states are suppressing driving, his response was the typical Leftist gibberish.
He brought his heels together, did a mock Seig Heil, and affected: “Let me zee yore paperz” — with the obligatory Hitler accent.
Do they grow these coconuts at some kind of Alinsky farm?
Last night, Mark Levin addressed the issue of voter ID in his usual succinct and effective manner.
Why does the government issue photo IDs? It’s not the private sector issuing them, it’s not the [Ku Klux] Klan issuing them. The government is issuing voter ID so the government can know who you are. Now why does the government want to know who you are? Because they want to know who they are giving driver’s licenses to; if a police officer stops you they want to know who you are. They want to know if you have insurance. They want to know your age if you want to buy booze. And I can go on and on. There wouldn’t be government-issued photos IDs but for the government.
So my question is [this]: Is the government – are all state governments racist because they are requiring you to have a photo ID, that is a photo with your pigmentation on it? I mean, this is so asinine what the Left is up to in this administration.
You know what it is? Let’s just be honest, they want to defend fraud. They want to defend fraud. You can’t get on an airplane without a government issued ID. You can’t buy booze without a government issued ID. You can’t lease an apartment without a government issued ID. You can’t do damn near anything without a government issued ID.
Except vote! Anyone can vote without a photo ID at the polls!
Have you ever tried to check into a hotel without a government ID? Have you ever tried to rent a car without a government ID? Don’t we hold voting, like, at the top? Haven’t we fought the civil rights movement for people to have the right to vote? Why is it ipso facto discriminatory against minorities for people to show an ID? If you have a specific case in which a state, a town, a county or somebody has discriminated against you because of your race, you can bring a federal lawsuit under the Voting Rights Act, still today and a state lawsuit under state voting rights acts, still today!
But voter integrity is something the Democrat party rejects. Because they want multiple voting. Because they want dead people voting.
Who uses it? The big cities use it, among others. When LBJ was running for president or first, for the Senate, it was rural areas that were using it.
So this isn’t some civil rights issue. This is to promote fraud.
It’s just that simple: Why do governments issue IDs? Because they’re racist?
Of course not.
Those who object to IDs for voting, as opposed to everything else that requires an ID, are aiding and abetting criminals. They are trying to destroy the integrity of the ballot box in America.
Hat tip: BadBlue News.
Doug Ross @ Journal